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GGRC25 Land Reform and Development

This guide will help students in GGRC25 research and prepare for their op-ed assignment.

Writing an Op-Ed

What makes a good op-ed?

How is it different than writing a research essay?

What type of information or resources will help you write an op-ed?

Quick Write Activity: Draft a Hook for your Op-ed

Take 2 minutes to write your topic hook. 

What is a hook?

  • a strong claim 
  • a surprising fact 
  • a metaphor 
  • a mystery 
  • or a counter-intuitive observation that entices the reader into reading more. 

Example Hooks